This was one of those impromptu projects that began when a single piece of puppy kibble rolled into the air grate while feeding our fur babies.
It was an early Saturday morning, and I made the split-second decision that if I retrieved the lone kibble I might as well wash the air grate. It was on a list somewhere to clean the air grates.
below the air grates
Making the decision to clean the space below the air grates was like the plot for every scary Halloween movie. You know when the cute teenager always opens the closed door in a dark hallway.
The kitchen air grate was my door to a scary, dark place.
It was one piece of kibble….
Sidenote: This is a stock photo of our Bernese Mountain dog, Chloe. She reminds me of my self when there is one M & M left in the candy dish.
But the thought of that one kibble morsel baking in the heat vent later this month made me gag a bit. My house would smell like a kibble grill.
So I removed the air grate, soaked it in a kitchen sink of soapy water and took a peek into the air vent. Didn’t look like much. Until I saw more than the errant kibble. Obviously, the floor around the grate was in need of a cleaning.
how to clean below the air grates
And, I grabbed the vacuum attachment to get in there and see what else I could find.
The video below shows all that the vacuum captured. It was easy, took less than 30 seconds and wait until you see what was in one vent; just one vent. And, it was oddly satisfying to clean out the air duct.. at least to clean the length of the vacuum hose. Check out what the vacuum captured and then grab your vacuum attachments.
how to clean beneath the air grate video
Here’s a sneak into what was below the air grate on my kitchen floor. That’s a lot of kibbles. I could play an I-spy game with this vacuum canister of dog hair, kibbles, a screw…
Did you stop reading this post to grab your vacuum attachment?